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Coral reef resilience

January 9, 2020

Mass coral-bleaching events, which occur when high ocean temperatures cause coral to expel the algae that dwell inside…
How Do Corals Make The Most Of Their Symbiotic Algae?

January 9, 2020

Corals depend on their symbiotic relationships with the algae that they host. But how do they keep algal…
Something old, something new in the Ocean’s blue

November 20, 2019

Microbiologists at the Max Planck Institutes in Marburg and Bremen have discovered a new metabolic process in the…
Study reveals changing patterns in globally important algae

August 23, 2019

Globally important ocean algae called coccolithophores are mysteriously scarce in one of the most productive regions of the…
This is a diatom cell from the Gulf of Mexico. It is stained with a fluorescent dye to show newly formed cell walls (blue) and the red is fluorescence from chlorophyll. The white bar is a 10 micron scale bar. Image credit: Jeffrey Krause and Sydney Acton
Algae-Killing Viruses Spur Nutrient Recycling in Oceans

July 19, 2019

Scientists have confirmed that viruses can kill marine algae called diatoms and that diatom die-offs near the ocean…
Turquoise Water Off California

June 21, 2019

It was June of 2015, and the turquoise water lapping at the shores of Santa Barbara was more…
Understanding relationship break-ups to protect the reef

May 14, 2019

Unravelling the secrets of the relationship between coral and the algae living inside it will help prevent coral…
Algae from Japanese tsunami debris hasn’t taken a foothold, though many were “global invaders”

October 29, 2018

Researchers from the United States and Japan have identified 84 species of marine algae and cyanobacteria that arrived…
Salty water causes some freshwater harmful algae to release toxins

October 26, 2018

A new U.S. Geological Survey laboratory study of two potentially toxic types of freshwater cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae,…
Corals and algae go back further than previously thought, all the way to Jurassic Period

August 16, 2018

Algae and corals have been leaning on each other since dinosaurs roamed the earth, much longer than had…
Scientists Discover a New Type of Photosynthesis

June 18, 2018

A group of researchers led by the Imperial College London had recently discovered a new type of photosynthesis…
Interaction between light and temperature affect algae levels on corals

May 29, 2018

Scientists and regular divers have noticed for a long time that the amount of algae on coral reefs…
The foundation of aquatic life can rapidly adapt to global warming, new research suggests

March 22, 2017

Important microscopic creatures which produce half of the oxygen in the atmosphere can rapidly adapt to global warming,…
Biofuel matchmaker: Finding the perfect algae for renewable energy

January 14, 2017

Streamlined process speeds up algae strain selection, could lower biofuel production costs A dozen glass cylinders containing a…
With droughts and downpours, climate change feeds Chesapeake Bay algal blooms

August 11, 2016

Nitrogen-rich agricultural runoff into the Chesapeake Bay presents an ongoing environmental and economic concern for the bay’s massive…
A more acidic ocean will bend the mermaid’s wineglass

September 15, 2015

New research from the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories shows that a more acidic ocean can weaken…
NOAA awards $88,000 in grant funding to respond to West Coast harmful algal bloom outbreak

July 24, 2015

NOAA announced today that it is committing $88,000 in grant and event response funding for Washington state to…
Researcher helping pinpoint massive harmful algal bloom

June 29, 2015

The bloom that began earlier this year and shut down several shellfish fisheries along the West Coast has…
Extracting bioactive compounds from marine microalgae

December 23, 2014

Microalgae are photosynthetic microorganisms that produce high value compounds considered essential for human health, including polyunsatured fatty acids…
Ancient marine algae provides clues of climate change im pact on today’s microscopic ocean organisms

November 28, 2014

A study of ancient marine algae, led by the University of Southampton, has found that climate change affected…
Algal Growth a Blooming Problem Space Station to Help Monitor

September 3, 2014

The green stuff that clouds up fish tanks – it’s not just an aesthetic annoyance. In fact, if…
New research sheds light on the genetic secrets of deadly algae

July 2, 2014

UTS research into the genetic makeup of often harmful algae is increasing our understanding of how marine biotoxins…
Causes of Toxic Golden Algal Blooms Determined

January 20, 2014

The causes of toxic golden algal blooms in Texas reservoirs are now better understood, according to a new…
New marine algal species found after 75 years in Iwate, Japan

December 31, 2013

The Japanese coasts are renowned as a global biodiversity hotspot of seaweeds. About 1,500 species have been recorded…
Prospects for economic and sustainable fuel alternative enhanced with genetic engineering discovery

November 27, 2013

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have developed a method for greatly enhancing biofuel…
Diatom algae populations tell a story about climate change in Greenland

November 5, 2013

With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), lake ecologist Jasmine Saros and her team from the University…
Sea-faring robot searches for toxic algae in Puget Sound

September 2, 2013

The summer waters that fill Puget Sound often attract more than just swimmers and recreational boaters: The warmer…
New research suggests seaweed species may adapt to higher temperatures

June 17, 2013

Breakthrough research has shown a species of marine algae commonly found along Australia’s rocky shores may be able…
When Hungry, Gulf of Mexico Algae Go Toxic

March 19, 2013

When Gulf of Mexico algae don’t get enough nutrients, they focus their remaining energy on becoming more and…
Bioengineered Marine Algae Expands Environments Where Biofuels Can Be Produced

November 27, 2012

Biologists at UC San Diego have demonstrated for the first time that marine algae can be just as…
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